27 Aug

West Brom vs Middlesbrough prediction 2016-08-28

Middlesbrough west brom prediction

West Brom vs Middlesbrough, The Hawthorn stadium 2016-08-28:

Last year’s bottom feeders West Brom welcomes the newly promoted Middlesbrough over at the Hawthorn for the team’s first meeting in six years. West Brom have started out this season looking to improve on last season’s disappointing 14th finish, however with no major transfers it will be a hard task and all games versus the weaker premier league teams will be of the utmost importance to the team. Middlesbrough on the other hand have started out their return to the top flight with some really good performances, even though both teams got knocked out of the second round of the EFL i’s safe to say that both team’s focus at the moment is on staying in the premier league and not looking towards the Europa league qualifying spot.

West Brom will be coming into this game with 4 defeats and 1 draw at home aswell as 4 defeats and 1 victory overall. Tony Pulis and his team’s weakest point this season will be the uneventful transfer window so far and the team have seen more departures than arrivals. However West Brom have seen some promise from the team star Salomon Rondo who have scored twice in three games, giving them their first victory of the season in their premier away game versus Crystal Palace. West Brom will be coming into this fixture with no reported injuries.

Middlesbrough will be coming into this game with 3 draws, 1 victory and 1 loss overall aswell as 2 victories, 2 losses and 1 draw on the road. Aitor Karanaka’s side was by far one of the most profitable teams for the Bettingviking team in the championship last year in terms of betting value, however this is the premier league and the stakes are a lot higher. Middlesbrough will be without James Husband, Marten de Roon, Grant Leadbitter and Bernardo Espinosa whom are all reported injured. The most notable injury here is De Roon who got an injured hamstring in the premiere game of the season, he is one of the big hopes for Middlesbrough this season and subsequently was their most expensive transfer (15€ from Atalanta).

Middlesbrough west brom prediction

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Predicted outcome:

The viking’s prediction for this game is that the game ends in a draw. Both teams need the points desperately in these types of lower-tier fixtures and neither team will be at full strength for the fixture. Middlesbrough needs De Roon to get some play time and become the stable midfield rock that they need in order to be able compete with the top tier of the league. West Brom will have the home field advantage but the lack of meaningful transfers aswell as their first home game loss to Everton the team and Tony Pulis is sure to be frustrated, though the viking expects Rondo to score here in front of the home crowd as he looks to be the team’s hope for the season yet again.

With the pressure for both teams to earn at least one point here in this fixture the under 2.5 goals pick is looking pretty good as the first team to score is sure to be backing home and protecting their side while looking for counterattacks, with De Roon injured for Middlesbrough this opens up some interesting live opportunities if they score the first goal; look for a small unit play on the team under aswell as West Brom to score the next goal. The both teams to score pick should also be good for this fixture as both teams have competent strikers, Rondo will need to prove that he can carry the team this season and Alvaro Negredo will be looking to put on a performance yet again. If your looking for a bigger bet for this game then consider the Middlesbrough draw no bet and X2 picks as they’re the team that will have the momentum for the fixture (following their successful start to the season).

Please note that this prediction features both us friendly odds from the us friendly sportsbook Bovada aswell as european odds from the international bookmaker Nordicbet.

European odds from Nordicbet for West Brom vs Middlesbrough

West Brom vs Middlesbrough prediction:

West Brom vs Middlesbrough, 1 – 1 @ 6.60 

The viking’s picks for this game:

West Brom vs Middlesbrough, Draw @ 3.25 

West Brom vs Middlesbrough, X/2 @ 1.52 

West Brom vs Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough draw no bet @ 2.08 

Under 2.5 goals @ 1.51 

Both teams to score, Yes @ 2.06 

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US Friendly odds from Bovada us friendly online sportsbook for West Brom vs Middlesbrough:

West Brom vs Middlesbrough prediction:

West Brom vs Middlesbrough, 1 – 1 @ +450 

The viking’s picks for this game:

West Brom vs Middlesbrough, Draw @ +200

West Brom vs Middlesbrough, X/2 @ -195 

West Brom vs Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough draw no bet @ +110 

Under 2.5 goals @-200

Both teams to score, Yes @ +110 

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